Elizabeth A. Petrino is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University. She is the author of Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: American Women's Verse, 1820-1885 (1998) and a prize-winning collection of essays, co-edited with Jocelyn Boryczka, Jesuit and Feminist Education: Intersections in Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century (New York: Fordham University Press, 2012). She has published on Emily Dickinson and women writers for a number of scholarly journals and presses, including most recently A History of American Women's Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and The Blackwell Companion to American Literature, 1820-1914 (2016). Currently, she is at work with Mary Lou Kete on a collection of critical essays, Lydia Sigourney: Critical Essays and Cultural Views (University of Massachusetts Press, forthcoming). Her other current scholarly projects include exploring Dickinson's transatlantic influences and her response to British and Continental writers.
Páraic Finnerty is Reader in English and American Literature at the University of Portsmouth. He is the author of Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare (2006) and co-author of Victorian Celebrity Culture and Tennyson's Circle (2013). His next book, Dickinson and her British Contemporaries: Victorian Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America, is forthcoming from Edinburgh University Press.
Paul Crumbley is a professor of English at Utah State University and a past president of the Emily Dickinson International Society. His most recent Dickinson books include Winds of Will: Emily Dickinson and the Sovereignty of Democratic Thought (2010) and Dickinson's Fascicles: A Spectrum of Possibilities (2014). He has also guest-edited a special issue of the Emerson Society Quarterly (ESQ) on the topic of Dickinson's Environments that will appear in the fall of 2017.
Jane Wald is Executive Director of the Emily Dickinson Museum. She has been involved with museums and public history for more than 30 years and has been at the Emily Dickinson Museum since 2001. While there, she has enhanced documentation about the history of the site, overseen facilities improvements, and executed numerous restoration projects. Her research and publication interests focus on the Dickinson family's material and cultural context, including "'Pretty much all real life': The Material World of the Dickinson Family," Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson (2008) and a contribution to the Dickinson Electronic Archive special issue (2018) on reading culture. [End Page 99]